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Upskilled launches new IT courses in cyber security, cloud engineering and more

By Jana Angeles

Upskilled is proud to announce that we have nine brand new online courses in IT. In line with the VET sector, the industry understands how important it is to continuously update qualifications to meet the demands of professional sectors that are constantly evolving. 

The IT industry has seen an immense growth this year - particularly in areas like cyber security and cloud engineering. 

Since the impact of the pandemic, many businesses have shifted to remote practices and heavily rely on cloud computing in order to access important files and collaborate with other members of their team. Plus, tight security measures are needed to help protect confidential information when liaising with internal and external stakeholders online.

IT professionals are in-demand right now, more so than ever, and employers are constantly looking for talent with the relevant qualifications and skillset. 

IT specialisations you can study with Upskilled 

If you're interested in upskilling and want to study an online course in IT, here are the specialisations available with Upskilled if you want to kickstart your career in the tech field:

1. Programming.

If you have a knack for coding and want to work towards a career in programming, this specialisation will have you exploring programming languages, mobile applications and data creation. Our ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming) is a suitable course for those wanting to pursue junior-level programming roles. 

2. Networking. 

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If you have a passion for computer networking and want to be trained up in installing and managing small scale networks, Upskilled now offers the ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking). This qualification can help you prepare for the role of network administrator or computer technician. You will also learn aspects of cyber security and how to resolve common issues with clients. 

3. Systems Administration Support. 

By default, the IT industry has you resolving common ICT issues for clients and one of the most important transferable skills you can ever have as is the ability to build rapport with people. 

If you're keen to expand your skills in customer service and network support, our ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Systems Administration Support) will provide you with the opportunity to be well-equipped in pursuing roles across systems administration and client administration. 

4. Web Development. 

If you're enthusiastic about building websites from scratch and love to be creative, then a career in web development may be for you. Studying the ICT40120 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development) will have you learning the modern methods of designing, developing, and administrating websites. This qualification is a great stepping stone towards a career as a web developer. 

5. Advanced Networking. 

If you're looking to advance your skills in networking, our ICT50120 - Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) will tap into the fundamentals of network systems. You'll be given the opportunity to hone your analytical thinking and problem-solving skills, as well as learn how to effectively manage, install and configure networks. This course can help you prepare for the role of ICT specialist if that is your desired career outcome. 

6. Cyber Security. 

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Since the pandemic, there's been a high demand for cyber security professionals, with more businesses wanting more security coverage for their networks as they work from home. 

Upskilled's ICT50120 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) is a qualification that can equip you with the skillset to prepare for roles such as network security specialist. If you're after a challenging career in tech, cyber security may be for you. 

7. Cloud Engineering. 

If you're interested in specialising in cloud computing, our ICT50120 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cloud Engineering) will help you prepare for one of the fastest-growing IT fields. In addition to cloud computing, you'll have the opportunity to learn other tech skills like networking, cyber security and business strategy. If you're interested in pursuing the role of software developer or network engineer, this nationally-recognised qualification is a great stepping stone to kickstart your tech career. 

Interested in a broad IT course? 

If you're unclear on what IT specialisation you want to pursue, Upskilled also has the following courses available:
  • ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology: this course is suitable for individuals looking to develop their foundational skills in the IT field. They will have the opportunity to learn broad concepts and useful transferable skills, which may suit those in the midst of a career change or building a tech career from scratch. For those who complete the course, they may be able to pursue the role of data entry operator or systems administrator.
  • ICT50120 - Diploma of Information Technology: individuals looking to pursue a managerial or leadership role in IT, this qualification can help build critical thinking skills, emotional intelligence and leadership; qualities that are important to have when managing a team. This course provides a generalist overview of the IT industry and may suit those interested in pursuing the role of systems administrator or IT business analyst. 

Kickstart your tech career in 2021 

If you want to start afresh in 2021, consider studying an IT online course with Upskilled. Whether you're changing careers and looking to advance your skills in a particular area, Upskilled has a wide range of IT courses available that are flexible and allow you to tend to your work and personal commitments. 

Give one of their friendly education consultants a call on 1300 009 924 and enquire about a course today!
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